CONTACT: Sasha Tenenbaum
Senior Manager, Media and Public Engagement
WHAT: EcoMadres leaders in Florida (Orlando), DC, and VA available for interviews to provide community perspectives on Hurricane Ian. At the time of writing, more than 2 million homes and businesses statewide are without power and many have lost their lives and property to dangerous flooding.
YARITZA PEREZ, Florida Field Organizer. Location: Orlando, Florida
Yaritza is a proud mom and a proud veteran of the Marine Corps. After serving in the military for over 10 years, Yaritza was looking for a new way to serve her country. She found a passion for veteran advocacy through advocating for a cleaner environment for moms, veterans, and her community in Orlando. She serves on the National Parks Conservation Association Veterans Council.
CAROLINA PEÑA-ALARCÓN, Program Manager, EcoMadres
Carolina leads the strategy and vision of the EcoMadres program. Originally from Bolivia, Carolina has been with Moms Clean Air Force since 2019, when she started as a volunteer in her adopted hometown in the greater Washington, D.C. area. Since then, she has been dedicated to empowering community members and policymakers to take measures to provide a clean and healthy environment for children and families.
LIZ HURTADO, Field Project Manager, EcoMadres
Liz manages the vibrant network of EcoMadres field organizers across the country. Her background is in the intersectionality of health equity, and she has spent years amplifying the need for diverse representation, primarily from Hispanic/Latino communities, through community engagement, education, and advocacy. Liz is a Peruvian native and is based in Virginia Beach, VA.
WHEN: Ongoing. Please note that power outages in Orlando may make connectivity challenging.